The Wall Street Lab
About This Show
The Wall Street Lab is a podcast that explores the world of finance from an insider perspective. The hosts, Lukasz Musialski and Leo Severino, interview top financial professionals in the fields of private equity, hedge funds, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, asset management, venture capital, management consulting, trading and many more. The themes range from investment related topics, financial markets and news, career development in finance, favorite books, personal habits, just to name a few.
Most Recent Episode
#13 Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner - Blockchain, Digital Currencies and Smart Contracts
4 days ago
Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner is Head of the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management where he analyses implications of blockchain technology on companies and business models. Prof. Sandner is also member of the FinTechRat – a council for financial technology of the Federal Ministry of Finance in Germany. In our interview this week we discuss the Blockchain technology and its potential implications. Prof. Dr. Sandner answers all our questions and more regarding the Blockchain and closely related technologies such as smart contracts, digital currencies and other applications of this revolutionary invention. As the conversation continues we jump into topics such as Bitcoin farming, regulatory issues and most recent disruptions in the field. We also discuss how can people and businesses prepare for the arrival and progressive implementation of the blockchain in the financial industry. For the full show notes and to subscribe to our newsletter go to: http://www.thewallstreetlab.com/ And now for the show notes: 2:00 – Introduction to the Blockchain and potential applications 7:30 – Application of Blockchain in Options trading 10:30 – Most exciting technology application in relation to Blockchain 12:45 – Why is it called a Blockchain? 15:30 – What is the public ledger and what it implies? 16:30 – Blockchain and privacy? 19:30 – Public and private Blockchains 20:25 – Bitcoin as the final digital currency? 24:10 – Backing for Bitcoin and digital currencies? 26:50 – Can Bitcoin be hacked? 29:25 – Blockchain replacing intermediaries in the markets 32:10 – How should people adjust for arrival of the Blockchain technology 34:30 – Regulatory issues with the Blockchain technology 39:30 – How does the Blockchain work on the fundamental level 43:20 – Bitcoin farming 44:50 – Is there still place for research within the Blockchain space 45:40 – Storage of transactions problem 48:00 – Why does it take so long for Blockchain to be adopted? 50:20 – Credits If the interview was valuable to you, make sure to subscribe to our newsletter on our website and take a few seconds to leave us a 5-Star review on iTunes. Subscribe and stay tuned for the next ones!